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Come Play! - Open Door Theatre Fundraiser - Tuesday July 15 - 7:00pm

COME PLAY!

Tuesday, July 15, 7:00 pm
Trattoria 225
225 Harrison St, Oak Park, IL 60304

$50.00 per person in advance ($60 at the door)

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Tickets include:

live auction
entertainment
hors d’oeuvres
wine
beer
soft drinks

*additional spirits available through the cash bar

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Tintypes - Preview - Friday June 27 - 8:00pm

Our final play of the 2013 – 2014 MainStage Season is Tintypes,a grand pageant of pre-World War 1 America. Like Ragtime, this nostalgic, but subversive, musical revue takes us back to turn-of-the-century America, when the innocent, slower-paced days of ice cream socials are giving way to a bustling world of automobiles, electricity and the telephone; where American optimism and ingenuity run high. It is also a time of growing social turmoil, as increased immigration begins to change the cultural and ethnic makeup of the nation.

The score, featuring works by George M. Cohan, John Philip Sousa, Joseph E. Howard, Scott Joplin, and Victor Herbert, is a blend of the patriotic songs, romantic tunes, and ragtime popular during the era.

MEET OUR CAST

Alex Ghattas
Charlie, a Russian Jewish immigrant looking for the American Dream
Alex Ghattas

Greg Zawada
TR, the strong-willed Rough Rider who becomes Teddy Roosevelt
Greg Zawada

Marina Dee
Susannah, a spirited, but isolated African-American worker, looking for her place in an unwelcoming world.
Marina Dee

Sahara Glasener-Boles
Star of the Zeigfeld Follies, the fabulous AnnaHeld
Sahara Glasener-Boles

Janelle DeJohn
Immigrant, feminist, socialist, the impassioned Emma Goldman
Janelle DeJohn

PREVIEWS:
Friday, July 11 at 8 PM
Saturday, July 12 at 8 PM
Sunday, July 13 at 2 PM

OPENING NIGHT: Thursday,July 17 at 8 PM

PERFORMANCES:
Fridays: July 18, 25, August 1, 8, and 15 at 8pm
Saturdays: July 19, 26, August 2, 9, and 16 at 8pm
Sundays: July 20, 27, August 3, 10 and 17 at 2pm

TICKETS
Previews:
All tickets – $15

Opening Night & Run of the Show:
GeneralAdmission – $25
Seniors (60+) – $22
Groups (8+) – $20
Students – $15



The League of Improv Heroes - Saturday June 28 - 8:00pm

The League of Improv Heroes
Friday June 27th & Saturday, June 28th – 8:00 pm
Tickets are $15.

Faster than a speeding punchline! It’s The League of Improv Heroes! Coming to the Open Door to save summer slackers from getting chaise lounge slat marks permanently embedded in their thighs!

SEE THEM take ordinary everyday people and turn them into hilarious characters certain to embarrass you and your friends!
WATCH THEM redefine the meaning of “making a scene” by actually making a scene!
JOIN THEM in laughing at the sublime and ridiculous. No wait! They ARE the sublime and ridiculous! So you can just laugh at them!

Come on by the Open Door, Friday AND Saturday, June 27 & 28 at 8:00pm for 2 full hours of comedy improvisation performed by the best of the best on the Chicago Improv scene.

Featuring Second City teachers, Alumnae, and some of the lovely ladies of The Spew, including: Jack Bronis (Director), Randy Craig, Mary Olivieri, Mary Fahey Hughes, Lynda Shadrake, Pat Musker and Jimmie Meader!

It’ll be the best $15 you’ll ever spend! (And hey…cheaper than a movie!)
Rated pg-13

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Tickets: Friday, June 27
Tickets: Saturday, June 28


RingShout – Rock Fused Jazz & Funk
Friday, June 13 8pm
Tickets: $10 – General Admission $9 – Groups of 8+


RingShout Group - Friday June 13 - 8:00pm

Join us for an evening of fabulous music with the return of RingShout to our stage. Enjoy their great mix of mainstream jazz, Reggae, ballads and their own compositions. Musicians are: George Bailey – Guitar/Vocals; Eric Hendricks – Reeds; Kevin McDermott – Electric Bass; Nathan Fivecoats – Keyboard; Charles Torpe – Guitars/Vocals; Steve Smith – Guitar/Vocals; Carl Spight – Percussion; Marsha Spight – Vocals;
Mark Wilczynski – Trap Drums

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RingShout Logo - Friday June 13 - 8:00pm



Cohan! - Tuesday June 17 - 7:30pm

COHAN: A Multimedia Presentation by Charles Troy
Tuesday, June 17 7:30pm

Tickets:
$15 – General Admission
$12 – Seniors (60+)

The immortal 1942 film Yankee Doodle Dandy only hinted at the complexity of George M. Cohan, the first great figure of the American musical. Join Charles as he gets at the truth of Cohan’s life by deconstructing the movie – and then follow the dramatic tale of how the movie got made.

Open Door is thrilled to bring Charles Troy back to its stage for an evening presentation.

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Women In Jazz: le Percolateur - Tuesday June 10 - 7:30pm

True Muse Productions
along with media sponsors
90.9 FM WDCB and Chicago Jazz Magazine
in collaboration with
Open Door Repertory Company
present

Women In Jazz Series:

Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30pm
True Muse launch party featuring leader/bassist Stacy McMichael’s
le Percolateur

Saturday, June 14 at 8pm
Kimberly Gordon
“Women in a Man’s World”
with Ron Perrillo on piano

Friday, June 20 at 8pm
The Linda Tate Geography Quintet
with Linda Tate, Bobby Schiff, Marlene Rosenberg, Jim Widlowski, Steve Eisen

Saturday, June 21 at 8pm
Lise Gilly’s “Lovely Ladies of Latin Jazz”
featuring Grupo Cha Cha


Women In Jazz: le Percolateur - Tuesday June 10 - 7:30pm


No Witness

Thursday, May 1st – Sunday, June 1st

Directed by Mary Pat Sieck

A new play with music, this darkly poignant piece charts the uphill climb of local mobster Sam Giancana from the son of poor immigrant parents in Chicago’s “Little Sicily” toa billionaire entrepreneur and the ultimate successor of Al Capone. No Witness explores one man’s journey as he negotiates the power struggles and betrayals within the mob, the adoration and neglect of his family, and the unquenchable thirst for power that led to lucrative deals with the most powerful people of his time – and to his assassination in his Oak Park home. Written by Chicago playwright Ted May, Artistic Director Mary Pat Sieck takes the helm of this World Premiere.

This production is NOT recommended for students under the age of 14.

Tickets for all shows:
General Admission: $25 Seniors (60+): $22 Group Rate (8 or more): $20 Students – $15

OPENING NIGHT: THURSDAY, MAY1ST @ 8 PM

FRIDAYS – MAY 2ND, 9TH, 16TH, 23RD AND 30TH @ 8PM

SATURDAYS – MAY 3RD, 10TH, 17TH, 24TH AND 31st @ 8PM

SUNDAYS – MAY MAY 4TH, 11TH, 18TH, 25TH AND JUNE 1ST @ 2PM


Go, Dog, Go!

Saturday, March 15th – Sunday, April 6th

Directed by Nicole Raidl
Musical Direction / Accompanist: David Kornfeld

Cast
Kristi Parker-Barnhart, Travis Barnhart, J. Preddie Predmore, Sharayah Kay, John Robinson, Wesley Schilling

Adapted by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz
Adapted from the book Go, Dog, Go! by P.D. Eastman
Music Composed by Michael Koerner
“Do You Like My Hat?” lyrics by Michael Koerner

“Do you ever wonder what dogs do all day? Based on the Timeless book by P.D. Eastman,
you are about to find out it’s not all naps and walks! Discover a joyous world where
dogs throw parties, go to work and even drive cars. The spirit of the book is brought
to life in a whirl of color and music that will remind children and adults alike that
fun is found in everything we do.

Saturdays: March 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 2014 at 10:30am and 1:30pm
Sundays: March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 2014 at 1:30pm

Tickets:
General Admission – $16
Seniors (60+) – $13
Children (12 and under) – $9

For Tickets or Information: 708.342.0810

Saturday, March 15 at 10:30 am
Saturday, March 15 at 1:30 pm
Sunday, March 16 at 1:30 pm

Saturday, March 22 at 10:30 am
Saturday, March 22 at 1:30 pm
Sunday, March 23 at 1:30 pm

Saturday, March 29 at 10:30 am
Saturday, March 29 at 1:30 pm
Sunday, March 30 at 1:30 pm

Saturday, April 5 at 10:30 am
Saturday, April 5 at 1:30 pm
Sunday, April 6 at 1:30 pm


The League of Improv Heroes!

Fridays, March 14th, 21st, and 28th at 8:00pm

Here to help Chicagoans everywhere come out of the cold and into the comedy!

Featuring Second City teachers, Alumnae, and some of the lovely ladies of The Spew, including: Jack Bronis (Director), Randy Craig, Mary Olivieri, Mary Fahey Hughes and Lynda Shadrake.

SEE THEM take ordinary everyday people and turn them into hilarious characters certain to embarrass you and your friends!

WATCH THEM redefine the meaning of “making a scene” by actually making a scene!

JOIN THEM in laughing at the sublime and ridiculous, no wait! They ARE the sublime and ridiculous! So you can just laugh at them! It’ll be the best $15 you’ll ever spend! (And hey…cheaper than a movie!) Rated PG-13.

Dates, Times and Tickets Prices:
Friday, March 14 from 8pm – 10pm All Tickets $15
Friday, March 21 from 8pm – 10pm All Tickets $15
Friday, March 28 from 8pm – 10pm All Tickets $15


Doug MacDonald & ReOrganized Quartet

Fridays, April 4th at 8:00pm

Open Door Music
along with media sponsor
90.9fm WDCB
are pleased to welcome back

Guitarist Doug MacDonald
with:
Dan Thatcher – Bass
Ben Scholz – Drums
featuring vocalist Linda Solotaire

performing in support of his latest release “ReOrganized Quartet”

FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 AT 8PM

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION -$15; SENIORS/STUDENTS – $13

“…a fine bop-based guitarist in the tradition of 
Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, and Joe Pass.” 
~ Scott Yanow, JazzTimes Magazine

Doug MacDonald’s 11th recording project, Doug MacDonald’s ReORGANized Quartet(Blujazz Records), was the culmination of almost a year’s work by MacDonald ascomposer and leader, “realizing a goal to write more for this ensemble and getit out there,” he said. MacDonald announced the revival of the organ quartet in 2012 with a first appearance at the LAX Jazz Club, referring to therevitalization of the original (1997) group as “re-organizing.” The recording and the launch appearance have led to ongoing performances for the group and for the versatile guitarist within his other working configurations—the trio and the now well established 13-member “Jazz Coalition.”

Live performances over time have included the usual A-Z list of both here and gone legendary associations: Stan Getz, George Shearing, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Brown, Buddy Rich, Dave McKenna, Scott Hamilton, Richard Groove Holmes, Jack McDuff, Bobby Vinton, Ray Charles and Rosemary Clooney, plus fellow guitarists Joe Pass and Herb Ellis. He has recorded with Ross Tompkins, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna, Hank Jones, Jack Sheldon, Bob Cooper, Art Hillary, Johnny Kirkwood, Plas Johnson, Snooky Young, Bill Holman, the Clayton/Hamilton JazzOrchestra, Lorez Alexandria and Ray Anthony, among others.

Linda Solotaire is a vocalist, band leader and curator. She has performed at the Open Door Theater many times, is one of our Artistic Associates, and curates our ongoing Music Concert Series. You can learn more about her here: http://www.reverbnation.com/lindasolotaire.

Friday, April 4 from 8pm – 10pm GA Tickets $15, Seniors/Students $13

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